October 21, 2018

EpiPen users warned to check their products

Pfizer Canada says that, in rare instances, the carrier tubes for the devices may have been improperly assembled. As a result, the EpiPen might get stuck inside.

Social media carry risks to mental health

By Karina Kajishima, Spoke News Checking the phone before going to bed and right after waking up is a common routine for most of the young people nowadays. However, this habit can be a dangerous one to have and sometimes leads to serious mental health issues. A study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Young Health Movement showed that “social media was worsening bullying, body image … Continued

Orange Shirt Day honours residential school victims

By Clara Montgomery, Spoke News Again this year, Indigenous communities welcomed non-Indigenous people to wear orange on Sept. 30. Orange Shirt Day falls annually on this day and commemorates what happened to Indigenous students at residential schools. “The legacy that residential schools left is pretty big. There’s intergenerational trauma,” said Raven Morand, a Conestoga College student who is Ojibwa. “You’ll have generations of people’s kids and their grandkids suffering because … Continued

Uber to open $200M engineering hub in Toronto

By Terry Foster, Spoke News Transportation giant Uber is set to open a new $200-million engineering and research facility in Toronto, as well as expand its Toronto-based Advanced Technologies Group Research & Development Centre (ATG). Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, announced the plans for the ATG expansion and new engineering hub at a press conference earlier this month. The ATG facility has been working on Uber’s autonomous car technologies since May … Continued

Kitchener Ward 10 voters call for responsiveness, transparency

By Saifullah Muhammad, Spoke News Two candidates hoping to represent Ward 10 on Kitchener city council attended a debate hosted by The Working Center on Sept. 20. The debate was organized to help the public get to know the policies of their candidates and their views on major issues for change. The two candidates — Sarah Marsh and Peter Meier —gave their pitches on how to have a better municipal … Continued

Soccer Condors confident despite slow start

By Saifullah Muhammad, Spoke News Conestoga College’s soccer Condors are still hopeful to come back despite losing their two previous home games of the season in the Ontario college men’s soccer league last week. “I am still happy and confident to shine despite suffering back-to-back defeats. This was really unfortunate for the last two games,” said Reza Ullah after the match against the Cambrian soccer team on Saturday at Condor … Continued